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STACEY HEGGEN: Make a difference in 2013

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Now that it’s 2013, what if, instead of just trying to better ourselves, we expanded our focus to include each other and our community? Continue Reading

STACEY HEGGEN: A warm city, even in winter

December 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Imagine completely starting over in a new city. It might make you happy, or anxious, or sad, or scared… Maybe you don’t even have to imagine it because, like Amy and Steven Armstrong, it’s something that you’ve experienced. Continue Reading

STACEY HEGGEN: A passion for Grand Forks

November 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve woken up from your turkey coma and survived Black Friday; both are things you should be thankful for. Today is Small Business Saturday, a chance to get out and support local business. Continue Reading

STACEY HEGGEN: What changes to the Forks do you seek?

October 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of my favorite things about my job as executive director of Greater Grand Forks Young Professional is having a front row center seat to the adaptability, open-mindedness, and collaboratively-focused effort of so many in this community. Continue Reading

STACEY HEGGEN: Can’t beat that ‘small-town’ feel

September 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I grew up in Park River, N.D., and could tell you not only who almost anyone was, but where they lived, too. Going to the grocery store was a social event. It’s nice to say that Grand Forks is similar to that no wonder why it feels so much like home to me! Continue Reading

Growing in numbers, enthusiasm

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

YP… Why not? You’ll likely hear this phrase when you hear about Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, because truthfully it is difficult to find a reason not to join. Continue Reading

MARILYN HAGERTY: Young Professionals rally round effervescent director

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There seems to be no lethargy among the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals. “Every time it seems like we might slow down, something else pops up and we’re off and running again. It definitely keeps life interesting.” Those are the words of Stacey Heggen, the Young Professionals’ effervescent executive director. Continue Reading

New program aims to help newcomers ‘warm up’ to Grand Forks

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GF Young Professionals program offers guided tours, glimpse into city’s attractionsA new program that will be launched by the group next month could help newcomers and prospective new employees get to know the local attractions before they accept a job and relocate to the city. Continue Reading

Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals hire executive director

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals has hired an executive director, the first employee for the group and a step to bolster efforts to attract and retain young adults in the community. Continue Reading

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Young Professionals Network in Devils Lake

August 27, 2010 in WDAZ

Professionals in Devils Lake will soon have another group to help them develop business and life skills. Continue Reading

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